In a bold address to the nation, President Ruto outlined his determination to transform Kenya, emphasizing a commitment to comprehensive healthcare reforms. He assured citizens that the government would cover the cost of a 300-shilling health insurance premium, ensuring universal access to medical care.
“Every Kenyan deserves health insurance. It’s not a luxury for a few; we want it to be universal. Whether you visit a hospital for common ailments or critical conditions like cancer, diabetes, or hypertension, your insurance card will settle the bills. No need to sell livestock or land, no more fundraisers. We’re moving forward as a united Kenya,” the President asserted.
Highlighting the urgency of change, President Ruto acknowledged the delayed progress in the country and attributed it to a lack of decisive leadership. “I’m here to make tough decisions. I haven’t been elected for applause; I’ve been chosen to transform Kenya. We’re rewriting the narrative, and this Kenya will be different. The time for change is now,” he declared passionately.
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Addressing concerns about financial constraints, the President affirmed that the government would step in if individuals couldn’t afford the insurance premium. “We’ll pay, and we’ll assess whether you truly can’t afford it. We’re a nation working together towards a healthier future.”
Closing his speech, President Ruto called for unity, emphasizing that the collective goal was to reshape Kenya. “I haven’t been chosen for applause; I’ve been chosen to transform Kenya. Let’s work together, and by the grace of God, this Kenya will change.”